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Author: Andrew Jessop

  • SALT.agency unveils new HQ in Leeds

    SALT.agency has unveiled its new international headquarters, located in Horsforth, West Yorkshire. Positioned outside Leeds city centre, the new premises boast a calm, semi-rural environment with an abundance of natural woodland surroundings. Designed to facilitate an expanding team and a growing number of clients, the new headquarters allows for greater collaboration and innovation under one […]

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  • The ultimate Pure Spam penalty guide

    If you receive a Pure Spam message in Google Search Console, it means Google has detected evidence of ‘black-hat’ SEO techniques on your website.This can include a variety of old SEO techniques that are no longer considered ethical or acceptable, for example: Publishing auto-generated content that reads like gibberish. Publishing large numbers of small, low-quality […]

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  • How to create a Google Action using Schema

    Schema markup provides website publishers with ways to influence the way your content appears in search results, by passing more information to the search engines than appears to human visitors. One relatively recent capability is the ability to use Schema to create Google Actions – we’ll come on to how you do that in a […]

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  • Identifying site structure weaknesses

    When people talk about website SEO, they often refer to on-page and off-page optimisation to distinguish between on-page factors like keywords, headings and meta tags, and off-page factors like inbound links and domain authority. But one factor you might have overlooked is your overall site structure, which is generally regarded as an extension of on-page […]

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  • How to evaluate your performance against core algorithm updates

    Minor Google algorithm updates are a daily occurrence, but in 2019 we have seen growing awareness of Google core algorithm updates, which are broader changes to the search engine’s ranking criteria and are usually announced officially via Google’s webmaster blogs. They have the potential to knock top-ranked websites further down in the search results, especially […]

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  • How fast is fast enough for good SEO performance?

    It doesn’t take an SEO expert to understand that a slow loading site isn’t good for your business. Your website is, in essence, delivering a service to the reader. If a competitor does a faster job of providing that service, then you are likely to lose customers. While most people understand this at a core […]

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  • Technical writing vs technical content writing

    With only one word differing the two terms, the confusion between technical writing and technical content writing is understandable. Further adding to this confusion is the fact that the two disciplines require similar skill sets and can even cross paths in many instances. However, the ultimate aims of technical writing and technical content writing are […]

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  • What to check if you get a sudden traffic drop

    There can be many reasons why a website might suddenly lose traffic. From changes in search engine algorithms, through to simple tracking errors, the reasons for a traffic drop can be either simple or agonisingly complex. At SALT.agency, we provide comprehensive traffic drop audits for companies that are experiencing depreciated levels of traffic. Before you […]

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  • Faceted navigation best practices

    Otherwise known as guided navigation, faceted navigation uses product metadata that users can then utilise to refine search queries and category listings. Most enterprise and e-commerce sites use types of faceted navigation so that users can quickly navigate the site for the products that they desire. Although this is indeed very wholesome for users, faceted […]

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  • Can CDNs benefit your website?

    Across the internet you are likely to find a smattering of articles and discussions about why Cloudflare and other such Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) aren’t beneficial for SEO. The likelihood however, is that those articles are written by people whose services aren’t set up properly, as mentioned by John Mueller — Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst. […]

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